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#29 - Climate Actions Plans. Increase in e-waste. Sustainable measures in the food industry.

Global warming edges closer to Paris Agreement 1.5C limit.China’s CO2 emissions surged past pre-coronavirus levels in May.A record 53.6 million metric tonnes of e-waste is reported generated worldwide in 2019, up 21% in five years.Jamaica becomes first Caribb…

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#28 - No UN climate talks to be held in 2020. Germany's waste prevention measures. Ireland's recycling targets.

‘Green’ coronavirus recovery would keep global emissions below 2019 peak.Ireland surpasses all EU recycling and recovery targets for 2019.There will be no UN climate negotiations this year.China’s CO2 emissions surged past pre-coronavirus levels in May.Amazon…

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#27 - World Environment Day. Spanish tax on plastic waste. Managing residual waste. New webinars on circular economy.

Today is the World Environment Day. Time for Nature.A coalition of global environment experts has called on governments worldwide to back the transition to a real circular economy as a key part of Covid-19 economy recovery plans.Spain approves draft legislati…

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#26 - Spanish Climate Law. Food waste reduction measures. Online events.

Spain unveils climate law to cut emissions to net zero by 2050.Iceland has reduced its food waste by nearly a quarter (23.2%) in the past two years, reducing the amount wasted by almost 2,500 tonnes.Following a new reporting standar by GRI, organizations now …

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#25 - Fall of global emissions. Impact of COVID19 on corporate reporting. EU circular material use rate.

The world’s CO2 emissions are expected to fall by 8% this year.Electricity demand in Europe has fallen by 14% as a result of the crisis. In Spain, pollution has fallen by 58% during quarantine.Angela Merkel urged rich countries not to forget their climate com…

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#24 - Carbon footprint label. EU Green recovery. Corporate sustainability & COVID-19.

Two-thirds of consumers (67%) support the inclusion of labels on products that can demonstrate a reduction in carbon footprint, according to the international YouGov 2020 survey. The study was conducted in France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain, Swede…

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#23 - EU sustainable finance taxonomy. Circular Aluminium Action Plan. Spaniards & climate change.

Air pollution in some major European cities has fallen by 45 to more than 50 % in the last month, coinciding with coronavirus containment measures.Fighting climate change must be the "lever" for economic recovery after the crisis by COVID-19, along with the p…

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#22 - Chile updates its national climate plan. EU countries call for green recovery. Demand for recycled fibers.

Studies suggest CO2 in Europe has dropped 58 percent since lockdowns began several weeks ago.10 EU countries call for green recovery.Chile has committed to peaking its greenhouse gas emissions by 2025, in an updated national plan presented virtually to the UN…

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#21 - COP26 postponed. EU commitment to global climate agenda. Webinars on circular economy.

The COP26 UN climate change conference set to take place in Glasgow in November has been postponed due to COVID-19. The European Commission stressed its “strong commitment” to the global climate agenda.The World Meteorological Organization (WMO), insisted las…

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#20 - EU call for recovery plan. Environmental impact of COVID-19. Debate around packaging safety.

While attention continues to focus on the urgent health aspects of the COVID-19 outbreak, EU leaders have called on the European Commission to start preparing “a comprehensive recovery plan” that integrates green and digital aspects.Spain: The Covid-19 crisis…

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#19 - European Green Deal measures. Drop in air pollution. Global investments in clean energy.

The European Commission unveiled two weeks ago its plan on circular economy for this legislature. These are the more relevant measures.France anti-waste law prohibits the destruction of unsold goods, including clothing.Levels of air pollutants and warming gas…

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#18 - EU circular economy action plan. Fall in greenhouse gas emmissions. IEB climate survey.

In Europe:The European Commission has unveiled its plan on circular economy for this legislature, in which it proposes a design of more durable and easier to repair and recycle products, and foresees new measures to continue cutting plastic from packaging. Th…

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#17 - European Climate Law. Non-financial reporting. Postcode Lotteries.

In Europe:The European Commission (EC) presented the draft of its Climate Law, one of the main elements of the European Green Deal. This document commits to achieving zero emissions by mid-century and includes intermediate commitments for 2030, as well as suc…

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Issue #16 -ZIRCULAR by ZERØ: The source for circular economy news

According to the recently published Global Risk Report 2020, the impacts of the climate crisis are considered to be the greatest global risk of the decade.Coronavirus has temporarily reduced China’s CO2 emissions by a quarter.Mexico City business try to adapt…

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Issue #15 -ZIRCULAR by ZERØ: The source for circular economy news

The European Commission (EC) has given Spain a two-month ultimatum to comply with European legislation on urban wastewater treatment in order to protect the population against pollution of these liquids.⚖️Syntegon Technology, formerly Bosch Packaging Technolo…

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Issue #14 -ZIRCULAR by ZERØ: The source for circular economy news

According to the GlobalWebindex study, 6 out of 10 millennials (22-35 years) are willing to pay a higher ticket for green and sustainable products.According to The circularity gap report, the world economy was half a percentage point less circular in 2017 tha…

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Issue #13 -ZIRCULAR by ZERØ: The source for circular economy news

In Europe:The UK will be assuming the COP 26 Presidency, in partnership with Italy. It is expected to take place from 9-19 November 2020, in Glasgow. In Spain:How to mitigate the ravages of extreme weather? Climate adaptation plans, reform of the Coastal Law …

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Issue #12 -ZIRCULAR by ZERØ: The source for circular economy news

In Europe:According to the latest BBVA European Study of Values, Europeans clearly see the climate crisis as a very serious problem and are pessimistic about the future course of this phenomenon, especially in France and Germany, where it is seen as irreversi…

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Issue #11 -ZIRCULAR by ZERØ: The source for circular economy news

In Europe:According to The Circularity Gap Report 2020, presented by Circle Economy at the Davos Forum in Switzerland, the world economy today is only 8.6% circular (compared to 9.1% in the report published in 2018).In Spain:The Spanish Government has officia…

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Issue #10 -ZIRCULAR by ZERØ: The source for circular economy news

In Europe:The EIB’s recent climate survey found that 64% of Europeans are committed to choose public transport over driving to fight climate change.Ireland’s ‘radical’ new waste strategy will focus on reducing plastic packaging waste and waste generated by fa…